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Misdosing Ocaliva for Liver Disorder Can Be Fatal, FDA Says Misdosing Ocaliva for Liver Disorder Can Be Fatal, FDA Says
Some patients with primary biliary cholangitis have developed serious liver injury or have died after receiving higher doses of obeticholic acid than the FDA recommends in the product label.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Trafficking, debt bondage rampant in Thai fishing industry, study finds
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a third of migrant fishermen in Thailand clearly were victims of trafficking over the past five years and even more workers in the industry were possibly trafficked as well, according to a report published on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How Prepared Is The U.S. For Earthquakes?
Mexico has had an earthquake early-warning system for decades, and other countries that get earthquakes — Japan, Taiwan — have them, too. The U.S. does not. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones, who spent years working with the U.S. Geological Survey to create a system. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dozens of alcohol-flavored tobacco products may lure teens
(Reuters Health) - Nearly 50 alcohol-flavored tobacco product lines are marketed by more than 400 tobacco brands in the United States and these products may especially attract teens, luring them into tobacco addiction, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Okays Abiomed's Impella Heart Pump for Right Heart Failure FDA Okays Abiomed's Impella Heart Pump for Right Heart Failure
The Impella RP heart pump is the only percutaneous temporary ventricular support device that is FDA approved as safe and effective for right heart failure, the company says.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Attorney: Tests show Aaron Hernandez had CTE
Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL star who took his life while serving a murder sentence in prison, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- commonly known as CTE -- attorney Jose Baez said Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On Opioids, Physicians Have Opportunities for Good, Says NAM On Opioids, Physicians Have Opportunities for Good, Says NAM
Physicians, nurses, and first responders can, and should, be more proactive, substance use disorder experts said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Gatorade punished for dissing water in video game
The Gatorade Company will no longer be able to make disparaging comments about water, according to a settlement announced Thursday by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tests Show Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez Had ‘Severe’ CTE
(BOSTON ) — Aaron Hernandez’s lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end’s brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. In a news conference at his offices, attorney Jose Baez says testing showed that Hernandez had a severe case of the disease. CTE can be caused by repeated head trauma and leads to symptoms like violent mood swings, depression and other cognitive difficulties. Hernandez killed himself in April in the jail cell where he was serving a life-without-parole sentence for a 2013 murder. His death came just hours before the Patriots visi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jimmy Golen / AP Tags: Uncategorized Football onetime Source Type: news

‘I Care Deeply About the Democratic Process.’ Mark Zuckerberg Reveals Facebook Election Meddling Plan
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that the company will hand over more than 3,000 Russia-linked political ads to Congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Zuckerberg’s announcement comes after the social network said earlier this month that nearly 500 accounts likely originating in Russia bought $100,000 worth of Facebook ads during the election. Facebook said it had previously shared the information with U.S. officials investigating Russian interference leading up to Election Day. On Thursday, Zuckerberg revealed a nine-step plan to stop states from inte...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Congress facebook onetime Source Type: news

Facebook Will Give Congress Thousands of Ads Bought by Russian Agency
(NEW YORK) — Facebook says the company will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators. The move Thursday comes as the company has faced growing pressure from members of Congress to release the content of the ads. Facebook had already released the ads to federal authorities investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee have been seeking to bring Facebook executives before their committee since the company first revealed the existence of the ads two weeks ago. But critics say Facebook should g...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized 2016 Election Congress facebook onetime Russia Investigation Source Type: news

Aaron Hernandez's brain showed 'severe' case of CTE: Lawyer
Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports/Football/NFL Source Type: news

U.S. Considers Limiting Military Ties to Myanmar Over Rohingya Crisis
The Trump Administration is considering limiting U.S. ties with Myanmar’s military in response to its recent violence against the country’s Rohingya Muslims, a White House official tells TIME. In the past three weeks, more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority group, have fled their homes in Myanmar, also known as Burma, in what the United Nations human rights chief has called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” “Until Burma’s security forces act in accordance with the rule of law and stop the violence and displacement, moving forward with such engagement will be diffic...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Dias Tags: Uncategorized Aung San Suu Kyi Burma Military myanmar Pentagon Source Type: news

Breast-feeding by Women With HIV Disputed Breast-feeding by Women With HIV Disputed
Any risk for transmission is too much when there are good alternatives, according to one expert. But the benefits of breast milk might make the small risk worth it, suggests another.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

U.S. safety board says train crash engineers had undiagnosed sleep disorder
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from sleep apnea that had not been diagnosed, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Storm After the Storm: Disaster's Mental Toll
After a storm, hurricane, fire or flood, mental health issues often follow. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smartphone Photos in OR Not So Smart, Says Privacy Expert Smartphone Photos in OR Not So Smart, Says Privacy Expert
Several physicians at a Pennsylvania hospital were disciplined after taking photos of a patient with a gruesome genital injury.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

DNC CEO: How Democrats Are Building for State Wins
Over the last few months, we’ve seen Democrats united against the attacks on our values. We stopped Republicans’ attempts to take away health care from millions; we’ve pushed back against this administration’s hatred and bigotry; and we’ve kept President Trump from advancing much of his disastrous agenda. But what you may not have noticed is that Democrats have also been notching victories at the ballot box. There’s no sugarcoating where we found ourselves after November. We didn’t just lose the presidential election; we had been losing elections up and down the ballot for nearly a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jess O’Connell and Jessica Post Tags: Uncategorized democrats Source Type: news

Drinking One Less Soda a Week May Help You Lose Weight
If you’re looking for a starting point for meaningful weight loss, you might try skipping sugary soda. People who cut out about one can of sugary soda per week also gained about a pound less over the course of a new study, compared to those who didn’t change their soda habits at all. The study was published in in the American Journal of Public Health. Sugary beverages have long been linked to a larger waistline. The new study, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health, looked at how drinking soft drinks were linked to weight change over two years. ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized artificial sweeteners diet soda diet soda weight gain diet soda weight loss Diet/Nutrition how to lose weight is diet soda bad for you Sugar Source Type: news

The Latest: Group wants Congress to revisit Medicaid changes
A group that represents state officials who administer Medicaid programs is telling Senate Republicans to slow down and rethink their latest health care bill (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Arianna Huffington: 10 Ways to Actually, Finally Improve Company Culture
There are endless truisms about the importance of company culture — so many that the idea of a strong culture has become a cliché. We often just nod our heads and move on. But it matters. So how can we put flesh and blood on the idea to make it more than just a nice saying? How can companies embody the connection between culture and the bottom line? Here are ten ways. 1) End the burnout delusion. Burnout is not the price we must pay for success. Leaders need to realize that taking care of their human capital is just as important as PnL, Ebitda and quarterly earnings. Living a sustainable life, and making sure ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Arianna Huffington Tags: Uncategorized Careers & Workplace The CEO Initiative Source Type: news

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the fog over pre-existing maladies
AP FACT CHECK: Who's right about GOP health care bill, Trump and Cassidy, or Kimmel the TV guy? (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

State funding changes in spotlight in Republican healthcare bill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders sought to nail down the final votes needed to pass what U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called their "last best chance" to repeal Obamacare while a new analysis underscored how Democratic-leaning states stand to lose large amounts of federal funding under the legislation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Experts Debate Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption for School Entry Experts Debate Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption for School Entry
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for the elimination of nonmedical exemptions for school vaccinations, but not everyone thinks legislation is the solution.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Stopping antidepressants tied to increased relapse risk
(Reuters Health) - People taking antidepressants for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to relapse when they stop using these drugs than when they remain on medication, a research review confirms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Just One E-cigarette Might Raise Adrenaline in the Heart Just One E-cigarette Might Raise Adrenaline in the Heart
Smoking just one e-cigarette might expose users to enough nicotine to trigger an adrenaline surge in the heart that can contribute to high blood pressure and other health problems, a small experiment suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Mifepristone, Ulipristal Acetate Among Most Effective Emergency Contraceptives Mifepristone, Ulipristal Acetate Among Most Effective Emergency Contraceptives
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Brain Imaging Cannot Prove or Disprove Chronic Pain Brain Imaging Cannot Prove or Disprove Chronic Pain
Brain imaging to support or dispute a claim of chronic pain is unwarranted, according to a consensus statement from the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

New Guidance on Biosimilars to Treat Rheumatological Diseases New Guidance on Biosimilars to Treat Rheumatological Diseases
Patients with rheumatological diseases can be safely switched from their current biologic to its approved biosimilar in most cases, according to new consensus-based recommendations.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Pfizer Files Suit Over Remicade Contracts Pfizer Files Suit Over Remicade Contracts
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Sanofi Tests Three-in-one Antibody to Treat or Prevent HIV Sanofi Tests Three-in-one Antibody to Treat or Prevent HIV
A three-pronged man-made antibody, created by French drugmaker Sanofi and U.S. scientists, could offer a new way to treat or prevent HIV, following successful tests in monkeys.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Egg Freezing May Not Delay Chemo for Breast Cancer Patients Egg Freezing May Not Delay Chemo for Breast Cancer Patients
Women diagnosed with breast cancer who want to freeze their eggs and embryos before tumor treatment leads to infertility can do this without delaying the start of chemotherapy, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Latest Republican Assault on Healthcare Would Punish Older Americans Latest Republican Assault on Healthcare Would Punish Older Americans
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Cancer warning: Do YOU know these three unlikely risk factors?
CANCER is one of the leading killers in the UK with common causes such as smoking and being overweight. However, there are some more surprising triggers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guns help explain difference in urban and rural suicide rates
(Reuters Health) - Suicides rates may be higher in rural America than in cities at least in part because gun ownership is more common outside of urban areas, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Abbott Hit With $9.9 Million Class-Action Over St Jude Devices Abbott Hit With $9.9 Million Class-Action Over St Jude Devices
The lawsuit alleges St Jude was slow to report a battery-depletion defect in some now-recalled defibrillators, putting third-party payers on the hook for coverage of the defective devices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lauren Holiday celebrate's daughter's birthday
US soccer star Lauren Holiday (right), who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June 2016 when she was five months pregnant, celebrated her daughter (center) turning one on Wednesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soccer star Lauren Holiday celebrate's daughter's birthday
US soccer star Lauren Holiday (right), who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June 2016 when she was five months pregnant, celebrated her daughter (center) turning one on Wednesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wes Anderson ’s New ‘Isle of Dogs’ Film Looks Like Nothing We’ve Ever Seen Before
Director Wes Anderson has a reputation for his eccentric yet charming style of filmmaking evidenced by the likes of Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel, but his latest feature, Isle of Dogs, looks unconventional even by his standards. The trailer for Isle of Dogs premiered Thursday, depicting a dystopian future in Japan in which pups are banished to an island made of trash due to their rampant overpopulation and tendency to spread canine flu. The stop-motion animated film will tell the story of a young boy trying to track down his dog Spots on the garbage island with the help of five other exiled hounds. “W...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized movies onetime Source Type: news

Here ’s When Flights to Puerto Rico Will Start Again After Hurricane Maria
All airline service has been put on hold throughout Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island Wednesday. The entire island was left without power, with some areas not expecting to see electricity for months. Airlines are working on determining when they can resume services to and from Puerto Rico. Here is when the airliners are hoping to bring flight service back to the U.S. territory. American Airlines plans to resume service Friday, pending the airport reopening, a spokesperson told TIME. “We continue to reach out to our colleagues in Puerto Rico, which bore the brunt of the storm, but connectivity is...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Source Type: news

The Mexico City Earthquake Is a Warning for Americans
We are only beginning to understand the full damage of the earthquake in Mexico City: at least 230 dead, including at least 21 schoolchildren; nearly 50 buildings flattened; entire communities without power or cell phone coverage. It’s a grim reminder of just how devastating a seismic event can be. But what is particularly chilling is that this quake could have been much worse. Monday’s earthquake was an M 7.1. That M stands for “magnitude,” or the amount of energy released in a quake. Magnitude is measured exponentially: in other words, the 1906 quake that leveled San Francisco, an estimated M 7.8,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kathryn Miles Tags: Uncategorized Disasters Mexico Natural Disasters onetime Source Type: news

BYU Now Sells Caffeinated Soda On Campus and People Are Freaking Out
Brigham Young University has ended a decades-long policy barring caffeinated soft drinks from its campus. To those unfamiliar with the practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, that may not seem like a big deal. But to Mormons, students and alumni, the decision is so earth-shattering that some on social media have come to the conclusion that the end of the world must indeed be near. BYU, which is owned by the Church, will now serve sodas on its Provo, Utah, campus as a result of increased demand, perhaps due to clarifications over what drinks can be consumed by members of the Church. The school decided ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized onetime Religion Source Type: news

Fetal Deaths Up, Fertility Down In Flint Crisis
Fallout from Flint crisis continues. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression
But experts stress Singulair also has lifesaving benefits (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taylor Swift Expanded Her Squad to Include This Rat
This article originally appeared on People.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Pasquini / People Tags: Uncategorized celebrity Music Source Type: news

Cans of 'Death Wish' coffee recalled over possible toxin
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Death Wish Coffee Co, a New York coffee maker that sells what it says is the "World's Strongest Coffee," is recalling cans of its Nitro Cold Brew because of the risk that some could contain the deadly toxin botulin. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A Black Man Convicted By a Racist Juror Is About to Be Executed
It seems pretty clear that an African American isn’t going to get a fair trial from a juror who calls him a “nigger.” And yet that’s what happened in the case of Keith Tharpe, who Georgia will execute on September 26 for the murder of his sister-in-law, unless the Supreme Court decides otherwise. The fate of Keith Tharpe was entrusted into the hands of a juror who was unconvinced he, as a black person, had a soul. This seems to fall short of the “impartial jury” guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution. In 1998, lawyers seeking to appeal Tharpe’s 1991 conviction inter...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shane Claiborne Tags: Uncategorized justice Race Source Type: news

Drug Combo Found Helpful in End-of-Life Delirium (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lorazepam add-on lessened agitation; but were patients overtreated? (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This device aims to tackle ventilator-associated pneumonia
VAP is a lung infection that might happen when people are on mechanical ventilation breathing machines in hospitals. Thus, Coeo Labs began in October 2014. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual touch changes the brain, hormone study says
Studying mice, German researchers found females touched on their genitals had changes their brain and earlier puberty. They warn this shows sexual abuse leaves a lasting mark on the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news